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Fun at doll and bear fair means boost for Kids of Macarthur

This year’s Doll, Bear and Creative Fair will have stalls with everything from dolls, bears, miniatures, collectibles and dolls houses. Also on offer from 9.30am this Sunday at the Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club, will be the popular doll and bear repairs and lots of handicrafts. There will be entertainment throughout the day, lucky door prizes every hour, raffles and doll and bear valuations for gold coin donation. And don’t forget that old favourite – the Bargain Blitz Sale – and grab a bargain during in the last hour from 2pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7 adults… Read more »

Why catch a carp competition has a serious side for pond

The annual catch a carp competition returns to Eagle Vale pond in two weeks and everyone’s invited to throw in a line to win a prize. But this fun initiative has a serious side. The aim of the annual competition is to reduce the local carp population and its impact on the pond, which is located within Eagle Farm Reserve. It causes algal blooms, waterway erosion and a reduction in native fish populations. The competition is the one day of the year when fishing is permitted at Eagle Vale pond. As well as fishing there’ll be a range of fun… Read more »

Pirate adventure story with a serious message for kids

Children have always loved adventure stories with pirates in them. Leppington Public School students will almost certainly enjoy the show when Captain Doorknob and his colourful crew in The Water Pirates of Neverland perform there tomorrow, March 21. But there’s a lot more to The Water Pirates of Neverland than pure entertainment value. The play has been designed by the National Theatre for Children (NTC) to be both entertaining and educational. The Water Pirates of Neverland is performed by professional actors who play a variety of characters, resulting in a fast paced and funny show. But at the same time… Read more »

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Fun at doll and bear fair means boost for Kids of Macarthur

This year’s Doll, Bear and Creative Fair will have stalls with everything from dolls, bears, miniatures, collectibles and dolls houses. Also on offer from 9.30am this Sunday at the Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club, will be the popular doll and bear repairs and lots of handicrafts. There will be entertainment throughoutRead more »

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Pirate adventure story with a serious message for kids

Children have always loved adventure stories with pirates in them. Leppington Public School students will almost certainly enjoy the show when Captain Doorknob and his colourful crew in The Water Pirates of Neverland perform there tomorrow, March 21. But there’s a lot more to The Water Pirates of Neverland thanRead more »

Margaret Lambert

Like clouds, our emotions come and go for a reason

Negative emotions, such a sadness, anger, guilt, shame and fear can be draining and can contribute to a reduced state of health and wellbeing, says psychologist and author Margaret Lambert in her latest column. Such emotions can also contribute significantly to conditions of fatigue and pain. It goes without sayingRead more »

Staying healthy is key for senior citizens.

Doing more together: seniors urged to stay connected, get healthy

This year’s NSW Seniors Festival is all about Doing More Together and South Western Sydney Local Health District is rising to the challenge. The District has partnered with the local community to support a week-long celebration for our senior citizens. The festival is an opportunity for people of all agesRead more »

Columnist and author Peter FitzSimons

Town set to host two big time authors in March

Campbelltown will host not one but two famous authors next month. The first will be a local, Amanda Howard, who will launch her new book, Killer Australia: Death and Destruction Down Under, at HJ Daley Library on Wednesday, March 8 from 6pm. Amanda is a true crime author, fiction writerRead more »

#love is in the air at our botanic gardens.

Valentine’s Day: #love is in the air at our botanic gardens

Love is in the air today as couples across the land celebrate another Valentine’s Day. The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is adding a little modern flavour to the day dedicated to lovers – a selfie and social media promotion. Eagled eyed motorists who use Narellan Road may have noticedRead more »

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